Environmental Assessment for improvements to the 174

The City of Ottawa and the United Counties of Prescott-Russell are undertaking a multi-jurisdictional Environmental Assessment Study for improvements to Ottawa Road 174 from the "split" to County Road 17 at Landry Road in Rockland.

The following document was presented to the City of Ottawa's Transportation Committee on December 12, 2011 and will be used as the basis for tendering the contract for the environmental assessment.


The Cumberland Community Association is monitoring this issue closely and will be active in public consultations to ensure that the surrounding community, the Ottawa River and the related ecosystem are protected. 

The EA is expected to take two years to complete.  We understand that public consultations will take place throughout the process. We invite Cumberland residents to get involved in this important issue.

Public Meeting for Cumberland residents - Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013

Cumberland Lions Club, Maple Hall

2552 Old Montreal Road, Cumberland

6:30 to 9pm, presentation at 7:00

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell in partnership with the City of Ottawa are undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for the Ottawa Road 174 and Prescott-Russell County Road 17 corridor from Highway 417 to County Road 8 (Landry Road). This study will consider improvements to the existing OR 174-CR 17 corridor, improvements to other existing roads and the construction of new roads in the Study Area illustrated below. This Study is being carried out in accordance with the requirements for a Schedule ‘C’ project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (2007, 2011).

Notice of Round #1 of Public Open Houses

The purpose of this email is to share with you the 3 options that were presented by the Environmental Assessment Study team last night to local organizations for the section of the 174 between Trim and Canaan roads.

The options under consideration are:

1. Widen 174

2. Widen Innes / Baseline

3. New route south of Wilhaven to Baseline Road

Options 2 and 3 require a connection to the 174. This ‘connection’ has yet to be determined.

"The deliverables for the study will include ... a link from the City of Ottawa’s web site to the Study website":


Under Transportation, Ottawa Road 174 Environmental Assessment Study: